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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 25, 2006 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dumbass question from...guess

Here's my two guilders: First, have some sort of backup in place, either external/2nd drive, or DVD, for all your lossless files. I suppose you could also backup your mp3 files as well, figuring in what direction your collection is building toward. For example, you've just downloaded all of the lossless files from say gdlive or one of the bit torrent trackers, well, copy those files (before you start messing/decompressing them) right to your backup; then with the original copies still on your local drive you can do with them what you will, convert to mp3, burn to cd, or whatnot, and once finished, you can then delete those files from your local drive, freeing up the space again.

As for whether one can burn an audio dvd, i believe it's possible, with the caveat of course that you will only be able to play that disk in a compatible dvd player that can handle audio files, or a cd player that also plays audio dvd. However, i am by no means an expert regarding this, and so perhaps someone else can verify. However, i'm pretty certain that 10 year old stereo will cough out any dvd disks you put in it, and give you one of those 'what, are you crazy?' looks.

Addendum: i have no ipod or other similar contraption and so cannot comment about this. good luck!

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2006-11-25 23:36:03

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 25, 2006 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dumbass question from...guess

Hey guy--was going to email you directly but thought I would start here since it is the blind leading the...well, actually, I am the blind, and the rest of you all are providing the clues for me, and, oh crap, metaphor breakdown.

Anyway, already discovered the DVD as backup for the shows, and then saw my new laptop would make an 'audio DVD' so thought I would ask folks. It is clear my computer recognizes it as an audio formatted item, and will play it, so just assume a stereo system based device must exist.

Thanks.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 25, 2006 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dumbass question from...guess

I haven't tried this, but I would think that a regular old DVD player would do the trick. If you put the disc in the player, you should get an onscreen menu that lets you navigate the music.

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